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Smith County Commissioner's Court approves election results

Smith County Commissioner's Court approves election results
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POSTED: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:28pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:40pm

The Smith County Commissioners Court approved Thursday the voting results from the November 6 General Election.

In all, eight items were discussed and all passed, including #5, which stated, "Consider and approve the canvassing of all applicable election returns for the November 6, 2012 General Election."

Commissioner JoAnn Hampton presided over the meeting in Judge Joel Baker's absence. She stated proper procedure was followed.

Following the court's adjournment, the commissioner told KETK what happens next for anyone wishing to sell beer and wine. "Whatever the process is, we can move right on with it," Hampton said.

When asked about the petition filed by Stand Strong for Tyler, she declined to comment until it was heard by a judge.

KETK also contacted Brookshire Grocery Company to find out what their next steps are in regards to applying for licenses to sell beer and wine in their stores in Smith County and they sent us this response:

"Now that the Smith County Commissioners have completed their certification, we do intend to take action on Flint today or tomorrow. For Tyler and Bullard, we are awaiting those respective cities to complete their part and anticipate we will file those applications Monday or Tuesday. We also expect to apply for our Chandler store next Tuesday once Henderson County and the City of Chandler have been certified. "

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